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Watanabe: New 'Unforgiven' honors great filmmaking

09/04/2013 12:07am
The Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" isn't a mere cross-cultural adaptation but more a tribute to the universal spirit of great filmmaking for its star Ken Watanabe.

Ryanair shares slump 15 pct on rare profit warning

09/04/2013 5:20am
Shares in Ryanair suffered their biggest drop in four years Wednesday after Europe's top budget airline issued a rare profit warning due to low autumn ticket sales that reflected the weak economy and aggressive competition.

Review: 'Madden NFL 25' takes a victory lap

09/04/2013 5:56am
John Madden's name has been synonymous with video-game football since 1988 _ which means most current NFL players don't remember a time when there wasn't a "Madden" game to teach them the ins and outs of the gridiron.

College introducing online 'Dead' course

09/04/2013 6:23am
A California university and AMC think you can learn something from "The Walking Dead."

Jon Stewart returns to 'The Daily Show'

09/04/2013 6:59am
Jon Stewart is back, and the shaggy beard he grew over the summer is gone.

Ask a Designer: tips on lighting a room well

09/04/2013 7:12am
Your choice of lighting has a huge impact on how your home looks and feels. But how do you choose when the options include everything from retro Edison-style bulbs with glowing filaments to compact fluorescents, plus lamps and fixtures in every shape and size?

Hillary Clinton gets Elton John foundation honor

09/04/2013 7:13am
Hillary Rodham Clinton's support of gay rights has earned her a special honor from the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Signs are everywhere, so make your own

09/04/2013 7:16am
Walk into a crafts or home furnishings store today and notice all the signs: rows upon rows of pre-fabricated signs that speak of love, blessings, family and home.

How to turn your lilies into more lilies

09/04/2013 7:17am
I want more lilies. A lot more. And I mean true lilies (Lilium spp.) rather than daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.).

Actor gives home to abandoned pets in S. Calif.

09/04/2013 7:18am
Nearly 35 years ago, Leo Grillo thought he could get people to stop dumping dogs and cats in the forests and deserts of Southern California.

Fantasia prepares for Broadway under watchful eye

09/04/2013 7:34am
The first rehearsal of Fantasia Barrino's upcoming Broadway show was, to be fair, a little rough.

Survivor of Boston Marathon attacks has book deal

09/04/2013 8:29am
A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings but managed to help identify the perpetrators is working on a memoir.

`The Maid's Version' is superbly textured novel

09/04/2013 8:29am
"The Maid's Version" (Little, Brown and Company), by Daniel Woodrell

Dr. Seuss books coming out in e-editions

09/04/2013 8:30am
Make that the e-Cat in the Hat.

New PBS team low key about milestone

09/04/2013 9:41am
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn't think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a national daily news program on television _ until flowers began filling their offices and strangers offered congratulations.

A sense of community for Neko Case

09/04/2013 9:45am
In her musical life, Neko Case doesn't like to work alone.

Dark Horse Comics brings 'The Star Wars' to life

09/04/2013 10:12am
A young, idealistic rebel from a desert planet seeks to fight an unjust, tyrannical emperor with a space station capable of destroying planets.

Adam Levine is fashion's next pop star

09/04/2013 10:17am
Shawl-collar cardigans and sweatshirt blazers? You've got to be as cool as a rock star to pull off this stuff as trendsetting style.

Steven Tyler sings at tiny Nashville club

09/04/2013 10:34am
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance in Nashville and performed two songs before the audience was ushered out for the next show.

Delta orders 40 new Airbus jets

09/04/2013 12:12pm
Delta Air Lines said on Wednesday that it will buy 40 more Airbus planes, once again grabbing jets that may have been under-appreciated by other airlines.

Venice: Arab film features gay protagonist

09/04/2013 12:38pm
Writer and director Abdellah Taia believes he has given Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film `'Salvation Army."

Review: `Never Go Back' is tight and compelling

09/04/2013 12:53pm
"Never Go Back" (Delacorte Press), by Lee Child

Detroit housing project where Supremes lived razed

09/04/2013 1:13pm
A backhoe crunched and gouged into a former low-rise row house in Detroit on Wednesday, marking the first official demolition work on a massive, vacant Detroit housing project once home to boxer Joe Louis and the Supremes before the musical trio became vital voices of "the Motown sound."

Broadway charity auction offers Tom Hanks T-shirt

09/04/2013 1:19pm
A T-shirt worn onstage by Tom Hanks in "Lucky Guy" and Elphaba's broom prop used by Idina Menzel in "Wicked" are among the top items that will be auctioned off Sept. 22 at the annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction.

For precision cooking fire up the... cooler?

09/04/2013 1:23pm
When you head off to the shore, the woods, or a tailgate party at the stadium, you don't have to settle for preservative-filled hot dogs or overcooked burgers.

Making the hotel lobby a place to see and be seen

09/04/2013 2:16pm
Hotels want you to stay a while _ in their lobbies.

Rumsfeld docu director puzzled by ex-defense chief

09/04/2013 2:18pm
Director Errol Morris spent 33 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld for his new documentary `'The Unknown Known." But Morris says the former U.S. defense secretary proved hard to fathom.

TSA expanding rapid screening to 100 airports

09/04/2013 2:36pm
Travelers could soon be able to keep their shoes on while going through security at more airports around the country.

Michelle Williams to hit Broadway in new 'Cabaret'

09/04/2013 3:36pm
Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut next year in a role best known by Liza Minnelli _ fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles in "Cabaret."

Auctioneer shows off 118-carat diamond in NYC

09/04/2013 3:57pm
A New York auction house is showing off what it calls the world's greatest white diamond on the block _ a 118-carat stone from Africa the size of a small egg.

Education chief: Maybe start school later in day

09/04/2013 4:03pm
A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

Samsung unveils new smartwatch that makes calls

09/04/2013 5:19pm
Nearly 70 years after Dick Tracy began wearing a two-way wrist radio in the funny pages, the technology that once seemed impossibly futuristic will be widely available by Christmas.

Correction: People-Linda Ronstadt story

09/04/2013 5:43pm
In a story Aug. 24 about Linda Ronstadt having Parkinson's Disease, The Associated Press erroneously credited the story to AARP Magazine. In fact, the article appeared only on

Malaysia bars US band's show over Muslim criticism

09/04/2013 9:18pm
Muslim-majority Malaysia has barred a performance by American metal band Lamb of God after Islamic officials accused the Grammy-nominated group's work of being blasphemous.

Review: Samsung watch blends style, tech wizardry

09/04/2013 9:43pm
Samsung's Galaxy Gear, a new computing device worn like a wristwatch, is certain to pique much curiosity when it starts being seen in public. The intensely black rectangular screen and orange strap on the wrist of a Samsung executive immediately caught my eye as she entered a corporate meeting room to give a preview of the gadget.

Fashion Week awards honor Upton, Posen and Zoe

09/04/2013 10:00pm
The Style Awards at Lincoln Center kicked off New York Fashion Week with honors for Kate Upton, Zac Posen and Rachel Zoe, among others.